Kernel Season's - All Natural Popping Corn - 16 oz. (454g)
Kernel season's all natural popping corn begins by planting their super-premium popcorn kernels in a special religion of the american great plains that's nourished by the Ogallala Aquifer (A naturally occurring underground water source). Over the next six months, this distinctive location provides an ideal growing climate and a steady, natural irrigation supply. The region's humid evenings "stress" the corn causing them to secrete a natural sugar. These perfect conditions combine to produce bright, extra large kernels that explode into fluffy and delicious popcorn whenever the craving hits you. Enjoy!
- All Natural
- No MSG
- Gluten Free
What is Popcorn?
There are five different types of corn, and of the varieties (sweet, dent, flint, pod, and popcorn), popcorn is the only corn that pops. Although popcorn has a scientific name, zea mays everta, no two kinds of popcorn are alike. Kernels range in color from off-white to light gold, to red, black and many colors in between. Once popped, popcorn has two basic shapes: snowflake, which pops big and is shaped like a cumulus cloud; and mushroom, which pops into a round ball.
But just what is it about popcorn that makes it pop? The answer is water. The popcorn kernel's general composition is carbohydrate (principally starch), protein, fat and water. Water is stored in a small circle of soft starch in each kernel. As the kernel is heated, the water heats, builds up pressure and takes up any available room. The harder surface surrounding the starch resists the water pressure for as long as it can. When the outer surface gives way, the water further expands, causing popcorn to explode. The soft starch pops out, the kernel turns inside out, steam inside the kernel is released, and the corn pops. Proper moisture level is the reason it's important to store popcorn properly. Use an airtight container and store popcorn in a cool cupboard. Stay away from storing popcorn in the refrigerator. Air inside a refrigerator contains very little moisture and can cause the popcorn to dry out.
Is Popcorn Nutritious?
Absolutely! Popcorn is a good source of carbohydrate energy and fiber. For individuals of normal weight, carbohydrate is the best source of body fuel. Fiber is not used for energy but is an important health factor which is insufficient in most American diets. There are two kinds of fiber - soluble plays a role in regulating hunger, cholesterol and blood sugar, and insoluble is important in gastrointestinal health.
Popcorn has no artificial color or flavor additives and is surprisingly low in calories. One cup of popped popcorn has 31 calories if eaten plain or seasoned with herbs; 133 calories if drizzled with a tablespoon of butter, margarine, or oil; 34 calories if sprayed with butter-flavored oil; 35 calories if sprinkled with a butter substitute. Most Kernel Season's flavors have less than one calorie per serving. Many medical groups feel popcorn has a nutritive value. Popcorn is a wholesome, fun food which aids digestion by providing necessary roughage. Health and medical associations regard popcorn as an excellent mealtime complement - sugar-free, fat-free, and low in calories.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal governments cancer prevention agency, suggests fiber in the diet to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer. The agency currently distributes two booklets which name popcorn as a food American's should eat more of. Diet, Nutrition & Cancer Prevention: a guide to food choices, and Good News, cite popcorn for its fiber and low-fat content. The American Dental Association includes popcorn on its list of recommended sugar-free snacks. The American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association permit popcorn as a bread exchange on weight-control diets, the Feingold Diet for hyperactive children permits popcorn because it contains no artificial additives, and many USDA Extension Home Economists suggest popcorn as a satisfying family food that is kind to budgets and fun to make. The experts agree. Popcorn is an all-around "good" food - healthy, economical and tasty.
Common Popcorn Questions
Does Kernel Season's provide free samples?
Due to the high volume of requests, Kernel Season's is unable to provide free samples. However, thousands of movie theatres across the country offer Kernel Season's as a free shake-on popcorn topping.
Are Kernel Season's Products Gluten Free?
Yes, ALL of Kernel Season's products are certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.
Is Kernel Season's certified Kosher?
Kernel Season's is certified Kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC).
Does Kernel Season's take flavor suggestions?
They appreciate all of your flavor suggestions. They always take the suggestions into consideration during their next flavor review. Kernel Season's tries to launch 1 or 2 new flavors every year to keep the No More Naked Popcorn Revolution exciting.
What is the shelf life of the Seasoning?
Kernel Season's will retain its flavor for up to 1 year after purchase. At that point, the flavor profile might change slightly.
Does Kernel Season's offer donations?
Because of the great number of requests received each year, Kernel Season's is forced to limit the number of requests it is able to fill. Requests for donations of products may be submitted in writing, along with detailed information about the organization, event, and any other material that will allow them to evaluate the request to: Kernel Season's, LLC, 2401 E. Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Attention: Community Affairs Division. PLEASE NOTE: They are sorry that they cannot accept any requests made by Email!
Can you purchase Kernel Season's in a larger size?
Currently, they only offer the retail size jar
Can Kernel Season's be used on any type of popcorn?
Microwave Popcorn: Generously sprinkle 1 capful onto freshly popped popcorn. Close bag and shake well.
Air-Popped Popcorn: Spray popcorn with fat-free vegetable oil spray to help the seasoning stick. Generously sprinkle 1 capful of seasoning onto popcorn and shake well.
About Kernel Season's
Kernel Season's began in Brian Taylor's college dorm room at the University of Michigan. He made popcorn every night and created his own personal spice blends to toss into it. Friends and fellow students loved it. People came knocking on the door asking for the special seasonings. He contacted a team of flavor experts with over 50 years of experience to help perfect the seasonings. They tweaked the flavors for over two years until they were just right.
In February, 1999, he found a note on my doorstep. It said, "Meet me in the Diag at midnight." The Diag is the center of campus at the University of Michigan. Hidden in the shadows of the Diag that wintry evening was Kernel Season's. He introduced himself valiantly as the champion of popcorn seasonings. At first, Brian thought he was going to pop him to shreds. But, Kernel Season's made it clear that he found a new partner in the quest to rid the world of naked popcorn. The rest is seasoning.
Thank you for your interest in Kernel Season's. He hope you and your family will enjoy their delicious blends and realize the benefits of healthy and economical snacking. Kernel Season's is great on a variety of foods. When you discover a recipe using Kernel Season's, e-mail it to them. If they post your recipe on their website, you will receive a full set of seasoning on Kernel Season's! Let your local movie theaters know about Kernel Season's too.